The Golden State Warriors obviously did absurdly well during the last NBA season.
But they were actually missing one of their key players: center James Wiseman sat out the entire season because of a knee injury that took him more than a year to fully recover from.
The latest reports have been positive about Wiseman, stating that he is participating in five-on-five scrimmages and hopes to play in the NBA Summer League.
Wiseman drills the 3 in a summer league scrimmage 👌
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) July 7, 2022
It looks like that won’t be a problem at all.
Footage of Wiseman during one of those five-on-fives has hit the web and Wiseman appears to be moving very well, passing the ball and deftly receiving the rock before sinking a great three-pointer.
Yes, Wiseman is definitely coming back but how will he change next season for the Warriors?
The Big Ticket Returns
Wiseman was drafted by the Warriors as the second overall pick in the 2020 draft.
He put up some impressive numbers in his first – and so far only – season with the Warriors, accumulating 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
At 7-feet tall, Wiseman is going to be an essential part of Golden State’s defense.
It’s interesting that the Warriors showed a clip of Wiseman sinking a three.
That’s not something he’s well known for: his percent from beyond the arc was 31.6% in the 2020-21 season.
It looks like he has been working on that skill.
If he really has improved his ability to shoot, Wiseman could be a lot more than just a defensive asset.
The Warriors are a team who have one of the best offenses in the league.
If Wiseman is able to add to their defense and offense then Golden State will be even more likely to win it all again next year.